This Day In Baseball April 27
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Events for April 27
In the second game of the franchise’s history, Senator infielder Billy Clingman hits the team’s first home run. The 33 year-old switch-hitting shortstop blasts a two-run homer off A’s southpaw Wiley Piatt in the top of the fifth inning of Washington’s 11-5 victory over Philadelphia at Columbia Park.
Cardinal manager Gabby Street is fined for violating the National League policy which prohibits talking to spectators. The Redbird skipper’s nickname suggests he might be a chatterbox, but he insists the moniker stems his overuse of the word Gabby, a term used in the south when addressing a black male whose name is unknown.
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